CALIFORNIA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Golden Gate State

Cigarettes: $2.87/pack 

• Other Tobacco Products: 

59.27% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: 
59.27% Wholesale Price

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Yes-

Flavor Bans?

Yes, in certain localities.

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: CALIFORNIA

Key Points: 

  • California’s vaping industry provided more than $2.9 billion in economic activity in 2018 while generating 2,905 vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in California exceeded $9.9 million in 2016.

  • 2. As of December 23, CDPH has reported 187 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and includes information on age, gender, and substances vaped. 82 percent of California patients reported vaping THC. CDPH earns an A-ranking for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2018, 10.9 percent of high school students reported past 30-day use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices. In 2017, only 1.9 percent of high school students reported daily use of vapor products. More data is needed.

  • Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

  • California spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, California dedicated only $250.4 million on tobacco control, or 8 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

CALIFORNIA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

California.jpg

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN CALIFORNIA

California Tobacco Burden.png
 
 

FDA Compliance Checks
January 1, 2018 - October 1, 2019

California.png

Types of Products Sold

California.png